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Lismore Castle Through Entrance Gateway

Lismore Castle Through Entrance Gateway

Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: 1782.c.16

Item number: 29

Length: 24.7

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of Lismore Castle showing 'through the outer gateway or riding-house, part of the south front, with its towers and entrance to the quadrangle."

Lismore Castle "was originally built on the site of the Abbey of St. Carthage by King John, when Earl of Moreton, in 1185...It became for ages the residence of the bishops of the see, until Miler Magrath, Archbishop of Cashel and Bishop of Lismore, before his resignation in 1589, granted it to Sir Walter Raleigh...From Sir Walter Raleigh it was purchased by Sir Richard Boyle, afterwards Earl of Cork, who added much to its beauty...From the Earls of Cork and Burlington it descended to the Dukes of Devonshire."

Text from William Hemphill's 'Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel'.

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